Ecclesia is the college ministry of The Church at Shelby Crossings. Located in Calera, the Shelby Crossings College Ministry has become a home away from home for a diverse mix of college students and 20-somethings. College students themselves began to move and be moved to Shelby Crossings when it met at Valley Intermediate School. These students had a passion to be apart of something that is real, passionate, and bigger than themselves. About 10 students had their first Bible Study in the hallways of this school in 2003. Although we are a little bigger than we use to be, the College Ministry is still seeking the face of God. Now, a God-sized movement to make him famous in our workplace and campuses has been generated in the hearts of 20-somethings from UAB, Samford, Jeff State, Southeastern Bible College, and Montevallo. We are on the journey to enjoy God and moving to the rhythm of God’ grace. Come taste and see that the Lord is good and join us. We would love to meet you and here your story.
God designs us to live for Him collectively. He does not expect us to live the Christian life alone. Authentic community happens when we pray for each other, confess our sins to one another in accountability, worship and suffer together, and share our possessions with each other.
God desires for us to know ourselves and His calling. Discovering who we are in Jesus Christ allows us to live out our purpose. We believe the gospel of Christ not only saves us from death, but also transforms us into the image of Christ.
God directs us to advance His cause. Since creation, God has been moving people to spread His fame throughout the earth. We desire to join God in His movement and play a role in the ongoing redemptive story of Christ.